I now have 2 weddings under my belt: one where I shot stills and one where I shot video. That’s not a lot of experience, but if I had to compare the two, I think I prefer shooting video to document events. Maybe that’s why I can’t get myself to bring the camera out to take pictures at friend’s birthday parties or family gatherings. Don’t get me wrong, I still love shooting portraits of people, especially if I can try to be more artsy-fartsy.
Video just seems a more comprehensive and effective way to tell a story or to document an event without having people flip through picture after picture.
Of course I still love photos. However, I’m still unsure about “what makes a great picture.” Like the picture I posted above. I kinda like it, but I can’t explain why. And I still can’t get pictures to look like what I envision in my head. I’m such a photo n00b.